South Beach is a great place to enjoy a romantic dinner for two. There are many restaurants that have enough ambiance and romance to make your evening feel like a special occasion. Small, romantic cafes line the sidewalk of Ocean Drive in the Art Deco District, while a concentration of excellent, upscale resaurants are located in the Lincoln Drive area.
For couples looking for a romantic restaurant that provides a quiet ambiance and an extensive wine list, Harrison’s Steakhouse is an ideal option. Reservations are recommended for Harrison’s Steakhouse, especially for holidays and weekend evenings.
Harrison’s Steakhouse offers a quality selection of aged steaks and a 20 ounce Porterhouse for the largest appetites. Other menu items include Sesame Seared Tuna Steak with Wasabi and Miso, and Grilled Wild King Salmon. The entrees start at around $22. Harrison’s Steakhouse is open from 5 pm to midnight daily. Guests may want to wander over to the Harrison’s Lounge after a late dinner on the weekends for some music and dancing. On Fridays, Hip Hop is the music theme and Saturdays has R & B music from 11 pm until 5 am.
Harrison’s Steakhouse is located at 411 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. To make reservations, phone (305)672-4600.
Romance by the Ocean
Ocean Drive offers many restaurants that might help to create some romance for an evening out. Couples who like the scenic ocean setting and a beach to take a late night stroll after dinner, might want to try 510 Ocean for a romantic dinner. This restaurant offers great food and lively entertainment at night in the lounge. Guests have the option of patio seating for some fresh air dining.
Some of the appetizer specialties at 510 Ocean include the Flash-Fried Calamari Tower with three-way dipping sauces, Steamed Mussels, and Asi Tuna Sashimi. Main entrees, such as Blackened Mahi Mahi and Filet au Piovre with brandy-peppercorn sauce provide unique dining selections. Save room for some Chocolate decadence or Key Lime Pie after dinner.
510 Ocean is located at 510 Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. Reservations may be made by calling (305)531-1788.
More Romantic Restaurants
Blue Door, located at 1685 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, is another favorite of couples looking for a romantic dinner. Innovative and unique menu selections make Blue Door a good choice for those looking for something a little bit different. Menu prices start at around $26, and the menu lists a varitey of fine dining favorites.
Entrees such as Salmon Eureka and Mango Porco offer a new twist on traditional favorites. The Homard Banana entree has a roasted Maine lobster blended with raisins, onions, lime, and cliantro. Other selections like Duck Exotica and Beef Gorgonzola prove that Blue Door has a unique menu for guests to choose something new from.
Talula is another Miami Beach restaurant for romance. Talula is located at 210 23rd Street in Miami Beach. Reservations may be made by calling (305)672-0778. Dinner hours are from 6:30-10:30 Tuesday through Thursday and 6:30-11:30 pm on Friday and Saturdays. Lunch is also available on Tuesday through friday from noon until 2:30 pm.
Some of the menu choices available at Talula include Chardonnay Steamed Top Neck Clams and Crispy Fried Chesapeake Bay Oysters for appetizers. Entrees include selections such as Crispy Skin Yellowtail Snapper, Pan Roasted Bell & Evans Chicken, and Grilled Angus Filet Mignon. Outdoor, patio seating is available for couples wishing to dine in the open-air setting.
After Dinner Romance
South Beach restaurants offer the ambiance for a romantic dinner, while the setting outside offers additional romance for couples who are looking for something to do after dinner. Many of the restaurants in South Beach have lounge entertainment, and there are dance clubs dotted throughout the South Beach area for after dinner dancing.